Microbiome Search Engine 2 helps researchers explore microbiome space

IMAGE: Design of the Microbiome Search Engine 2 (MSE 2) view more  Credit: JING Gongchao Metagenomics – the study of genetic material from an environmental sample – is growing as species evolve or are discovered across the globe. To correlate the newly developed microbiomes with existing data sets, a team of researchers based in China has […]

Primordial black holes and the search for dark matter from the multiverse

Fig1. Baby universes branching off of our universe shortly after the Big Bang appear to us as black holes. (Credit:Kavli IPMU) The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) is home to many interdisciplinary projects which benefit from the synergy of a wide range of expertise available at the institute. […]

Could Apple build a search engine that competes with Google?

“Apple it” just doesn’t have the same ring… (Nathana Rebouças/Unsplash/) Hamza Mudassir is a Visiting Fellow in Strategy, Cambridge Judge Business School. This story originally featured on The Conversation. Small corners of the internet are ablaze with the news that Apple has significantly ramped up its search bot activity. Search bots typically scan websites in […]

Study used a ‘search the genome’ approach to reveal how mutations in a gene called UBA1 are associated with inflammatory diseases — ScienceDaily

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a new inflammatory disorder called vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory and somatic syndrome (VEXAS), which is caused by mutations in the UBA1 gene. VEXAS causes symptoms that included blood clots in veins, recurrent fevers, pulmonary abnormalities and vacuoles (unusual cavity-like structures) in myeloid cells. The […]